This easy skillet dinner is loaded with dried cranberries, fresh apples, celery, and chicken, all simmered together with brown rice for a delicious and wholesome meal!
You know I’m all about quick and easy meals, and one-skillet dinners are my favorite kind. When there’s a product that can make a quick dinner even quicker, I can’t resist trying it! Take instant rice for example. Instant white rice is ready in just five minutes, and now you can get instant brown rice that only takes ten minutes. You can’t beat that with a stick!
I like the hearty texture and nutty flavor of brown rice and other whole grains like barley, but I don’t love how long it takes to cook them. The instant brown rice takes less than 1/4 of the time of regular brown rice. Now we can get all the benefits of whole grains without waiting 45-60 minutes for them to cook!
How do you feel about celery? I really don’t like it raw, but I think it adds a nice flavor to dishes when cooked and used in moderation. If you love the crunch and taste of raw celery, you could stir it in with the rice to keep more texture. I, for one, like it to be well cooked 🙂
Are you ready for the taste of Fall yet? I sure am! I had the holidays in mind when I combined the flavors of cranberry, apple, and celery in this easy skillet dinner, but I’d be happy to enjoy these flavors all year round. This meal is very good leftover and perfect for lunch boxes. Some kids might be a little suspicious about fruit in their dinner, but I’m sure they’ll come around after the first bite. I hope this dish is a hit at your house like it was at mine!
Looking for more rice skillet dinners? Try these on for size!